The Philippine government has warned Filipino nurses seeking employment in Germany to be wary of illegal online recruitment activities.
In a statement, the Philippine Overseas Employment Administration (POEA) said it had received reports regarding a website that is run by alleged illegal recruiters who offer nursing jobs in Germany, purportedly under the government’s Triple Win Project.
Bernard P. Olalia, administrator of POEA, said job seekers should not attempt to lodge applications or share personal information online as the websites are bogus. Instead they must submit their documents personally at the Manpower Registry Division of POEA.
“The whole recruitment and deployment process here in the Philippines is being handled only by POEA and no other outside agencies have been authorized to work on our behalf,” Olalia said.
POEA urges job seekers to remain vigilant of possible illegal recruiters and to report any suspicious recruitment activities to the POEA Anti-Illegal Recruitment Branch.
Last month, POEA announced that Germany is accepting applications to fill 400 nursing positions in Germany. The Triple Win Project is a joint initiative between POEA and the German Federal Employment Agency, which will place nursing professionals in jobs around Germany.